Archive for July, 2008

Scotland/Luxembourg, July 14th, 2008 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes Scotland as its newest member with the establishment of IPv6 Task Force Scotland under the leadership of Dr. David Holder, Chair, IPv6 Task Force Scotland.

The prime objective of the IPv6 Task Force and its members is to promote deployment and swifter uptake of the new Internet using the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) with support from industry, education, research communities and government agencies enabling equitable access to technology and knowledge,

“The IPv6 Task Force Scotland will try to win key Scottish stakeholders to design an IPv6 Roadmap and create momentum in deploying IPv6 in view of the call of the EU to swiftly adopt IPv6 by 2010″ said Mr. Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.

“The Scottish IPv6 Task Force has very good access to key players from government, industry and academia to coordinate an action plan in view of the imminent integration of IPv6 and deployment in Scotland ” said Dr. David Holder, Chair, IPv6 Task Force Scotland.

The Internet World has been using the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) for the last two decades. Despite its tremendous success, IPv4 is showing signs of strain especially in its fast depleting IP address space and its growing security concerns. IPv6 preserves everything good in today’s Internet, and adds much more, such as virtually unlimited IP address space to connect everyone and everything, stateless auto-configuration, seamless mobility, mandated security and new optional service levels.

About the IPv6 Task Force Scotland

The IPv6 Task Force Scotland is a chapter of the IPv6 Forum dedicated to the advancement and propagation of IPv6 in Scotland. Its mission is to provide technical leadership and innovative thought for the successful integration of IPv6 into all facets of networking and telecommunications infrastructure, present and future.

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About the IPv6 Forum

The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of international Internet service providers (ISPs) and National Research & Education Networks (NRENs), with a mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure New Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology.

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European IPv6 task Force:

European Commission IPv6 Communication:

Organization Contact:
Dr. David Holder
Chair, IPv6 Task Force Scotland
Direct Dial: +44 (0)131 2026317
IPv6 Forum Contact:
Latif Ladid
+352 30 71 34

Samba 3.2 was released today (1st July 2008). Samba 3.2 is the first production version of the popular open source Windows integration product to fully support IPv6.

Erion was instrumental in the development of an IPv6 enabled version of Samba. Erion’s David Holder carried out a number of firsts with the development version of Samba 3.2, including the first ever join of Samba to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory domain over IPv6.

Further information on Erion’s involvement with Samba and IPv6 can be found in the these blog posts.